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71 resources with the concept the caribbean islands

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Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haitian “Boat People”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should refugees fleeing poverty be allowed the same entrance into the United States as those fleeing persecution? High schoolers read about US foreign policy in the late 20th century regarding refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and engage in...
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Cane Toad

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Nocturnal frogs, like the cane toad, have horizontal irises. Your science class can learn more facts about the cane toad with this superb video. The narrator is easy to understand and, while she speaks, holds a real life cane toad!
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Beyond Demographics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the Dominican Republic through watching and discussing a video about the country and its people. They explain life in the Dominican Republic and describe the emerging picture of the Dominican Republic as viewed through...
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Jamaican Song, Dance, and Play: Experiences with Jamaican Musical Traditions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewYoung musicians experience song, dance, and play of the Jamaican culture. Scholars listen for and recreate beats, they play tunes, make up original dances, and play a game that challenges pupils to pass stones to a specific beat.
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Spirits Across the Ocean: Yoruban and Dahomean Cultures in the Caribbean Brought by the Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewMuch of Latin American music owes its origins to the slave trade. Peoples from the Yoruban and Dahomean cultures brought with them the distinctive rhythms, time signatures, and eighth note patterns that now characterize Caribbean music....
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Teaching Perspective in the Social Studies Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
How would the story of the discovery of America be different if indigenous people told it through their eyes? Individuals compare the conventional account of this moment in history to an account given by one of the native peoples. After...
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Cuban Wildlife Matching Game

For Students 6th - 12th
Young biologists match Cuban wildlife to their ecosystems by dragging images of the creatures to either a forest, coral reef, cave, or wetland habitat.
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On This Day: The US Invasion of Grenada

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The 1983 invasion of Grenada was one of the first major military actions after the Vietnam War. The invasion took place during the tensions of the Cold War, making the stakes higher than what might be expected. Using President Ronald...
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The First and Last King of Haiti

For Students 6th - 12th
Henry Christophe—the first and last king of Haiti—presided over a free country, but one with forced labor laws. A video resource from TedEd profiles Christophe and situates him within the complicated context of the Haitian Revolution....
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On This Day: Cuban Revolution

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
What was life like after the Cuban Revolution under the government of Fidel Castro? Historians consider the question by examining the firsthand accounts of people living there and old newsreels of the Batista regime ouster. A video from...
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Geography Now! Jamaica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Jamaica is iconic, thanks to Bob Marley and its gorgeous beaches. A video resource uncovers some of its lesser-known natural treasures, such as the Blue Lagoon, as well as its colonial history. Learners also discuss the importance...
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Geography Now! Netherlands

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Netherlands is the lowest-level nation in Europe, reclaiming about a fifth of its land back from the sea with engineering ingenuity. It's also, on average, one of the tallest countries and usually ranks within the world's top 20...
11:29
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Geography Now! Haiti

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Haiti is a small country that has made a huge impact on global history. It was once the pearl of the Caribbean. However, its successful revolt of enslaved people and independence came at a large price that has left the country vulnerable...
10:48
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Geography Now! Guyana

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Although it's entirely on the South American continent, Guyana identifies itself as Caribbean. The diverse nation—populated mainly by people brought there by colonial powers—has managed to integrate a rich blend of languages, religious...
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Geography Now! Grenada

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Known as The Spice Island, Grenada is second-largest producer of nutmeg in the world. Visitors report smelling the fragrance throughout the small Caribbean nation. However, the country has found itself swept up in world events, including...
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Geography Now! Dominican Republic

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The lush Dominican Republic was home to the Taino people, but it also claims to be the first colonial outpost of the Spanish. Its indigenous influences give the DR a unique culture, and yet, it also claims to be the final resting place...
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Geography Now! Dominica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Even though it's in the Caribbean, don't confuse Dominica with its neighbor, the Dominican Republic. Dominica is home to the most centenarians in the world, probably thanks to its natural lifestyle and easy-going culture. Also home to...
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Geography Now! Cuba

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and Christopher Columbus called it the most beautiful place on earth when he landed there in the 1400s. It's known for its beautiful beaches, and it has stunning mountain chains. While...
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Geography Now! Belize

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Belize is an adorable anomaly, being the only Latin American country with English as its official language. It's also home to thousands of Mennonites and is the gateway to the Caribbean, despite sitting on the Latin American land mass. A...
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Geography Now! Barbados

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While many people think Barbados is in the Caribbean, the small island nation is just out of its reach. It's also out of the reach of many hurricanes, allowing it to develop as a hub of tourism and banking. A humorous video profile...
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Geography Now! Antigua and Barbuda

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It has been voted the best place to have a wedding, and it's highest point is named after American president Barack Obama. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda, only independent since 1981, show the dynamics of the post-colonial Caribbean...
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Anole Lizards: An Example of Speciation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens to a species when members become separated by changes in their environment? Present young biologists with the ultimate example species—the anole lizard. A brief video describes the origins of the multitude of anole species...
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Ugly History: The 1937 Haitian Massacre

For Students 9th - 12th
What does parsley have to do with the 1937 Haitian Massacre? Introduce viewers to the tragic events surrounding Rafael Trujillo's ordered slaughter of Haitians living along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The video...
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Study Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Yo-ho-ho, Treasure Island can be lots of fun with the aid of a resource that guides readers' exploration of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of buccaneers and buried gold. It's the glory of the read that will turn your pupils' heads.